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ARRESTED Eight times since embarking on an 847-mile trek from
Land's End in the south of England to John o'Groat's in northern
Scotland, the 44-year-old nudist Gump, Steve Gough. A truck
driver with two children, Gough began his walk on June 16 and has
traveled 600 miles despite his busts for "offending public
decency" and despite being beaten up by a gang of youths along
the way. Gough, who is separated from his wife and lives in a
motor home outside his mother's house in Eastleigh, England, does
wear clothing at night, when he camps out. "I didn't do this
because I wanted to be famous, or to get on TV or anything like
that, but I do have a message," said Gough, whom the British
press has dubbed the Naked Rambler. "What I am saying to people
is that they are free to be themselves."

DUMPED By the NBAer formerly known as Nene Hilario, his surname.
The Nuggets' power forward, 20, a member of the league's
All-Rookie team last season, legally changed his name to a single
word, Nene (pronounced Nuh-NAY). Like many big-name Brazilian
athletes--Pele, Ronaldo and Rivaldo--Nene was a mononomic star in
his homeland. But the NBA requires players to wear their legal
last names on their uniforms, and Nuggets jerseys emblazoned with
NENE are expected to be even more popular in Brazil. "I did it to
stop the confusion," the erstwhile Senhor Hilario says, "and to
infuse a little bit of Brazilian culture into the NBA."

SURRENDERED To federal prosecutors to face charges of conspiracy
and money laundering, Sherrie Miller, 27, the wife of golfer John
Daly, 37. Miller, her father and her mother are accused of
conspiracy to buy and sell cocaine, marijuana and
methamphetamine. The three allegedly concealed the drug proceeds
and those from an illegal gambling operation with a variety of
shady property deals and complicated bank deposits. In all,
prosecutors say, the Millers laundered more than $1.2 million.
Daly's wife faces up to 40 years in prison. Daly, who is 191st on
the world golf ranking, married Sherrie, his fourth wife, in
2001, just seven weeks after meeting her at a tournament in
Memphis, and last month she gave birth to the couple's first
child, a son. Prosecutors--and Daly--say he had no knowledge of
his wife's alleged misdeeds, which are said to have occurred
between 1996 and 2002. Daly could not be reached, but in a
statement released by his agent, he said he "remains supportive
of his wife during this trying period."

CLONED In Cremona, Italy, a Haflinger named Promotea, the first
genetically copied horse. Scientists have hyped Promotea as a
breakthrough for the thoroughbred breeding industry, but Kentucky
Derby champ Funny Cide, a gelding, shouldn't head for the lab
just yet. The Jockey Club, the breed registry for all North
American thoroughbreds, only recognizes horses conceived the
old-fashioned way. There are no breeding guidelines for show
horses, however, so theoretically a man-made animal could compete
in an Olympic equestrian event. "No rule says you can't bring a
clone of [legendary show jumper] Gem Twist into the ring," says
Denny Emerson, chairman of the breeding committee at USA
Equestrian. "I don't see how you can prevent it from happening."